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Janáček’s Searing Tragedy Jenůfa Returns To The Met For The First Time In Almost 10 Years

Cory Weaver

Janáček’s psychological drama Jenůfa returns to the Met for its first revival in nearly 10 years with Oksana Dyka in the title role of a downtrodden peasant girl and Karita Mattila—noted for her performances in numerous Janáček roles at the Met, including the title role in Jenůfa—debuting a new role with the company as the formidable but unstable Kostelnička. David Robertson will conduct Janáček’s tragedy of love and death in a rural village, also starring Hanna Schwarz as Grandmother Buryja; Daniel Brenna as Laca, Jenůfa’s unreliable love interest; and Joseph Kaiser as Števa, Laca’s half-brother.

Performances: October 28, 31; November 3, 7, 12eve, 17. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours, two intermissions.

Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.

Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Jenůfa are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances MondayFriday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. For more information on rush tickets, click here.


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